Chick-N-Joy ~ 1483 Queen St E ~ (416) 461-5848

Located along the quieter portion of Queen East between Leslieville & the Beach, Chick-N-Joy is a take-out joint that has been frying chicken since 1977. Not to be confused with the inferior-tasting chain restaurant with a similar name, Chick-N-Joy’s bold claim of “Love at First Bite” is not falsely advertised.  Try one of their $6 lunch specials or try…

Cool Runnings ~ 146 Main St. ~ 416-693-8724

Tucked away amongst the up-and-coming shops at Main & Gerrard is Cool Runnings, a family-owned-and-operated Caribbean spot that’s full of young families from the neighbourhood on this Thursday night. And though the name might be reminiscent of the John Candy classic, the food is far from anything Canadiana. “So, you like taking pictures?” the lady at the…

Green Eggplant Restaurant ~ 1968 Queen Street E ~ (416) 913-3361

If you’re in the Beach and are looking for a place where portions & selection are king, look no further than the Green Eggplant. This family-friendly diner often finds a line-up out the door on weekends, and their co-lo at 514 Eglinton Ave West is a testament to the fact that they’re doing a number of things…

A Salute to National Sandwich Day

It’s National Sandwich Day, people, and to honour such an important event, it’s fitting to give shout-outs to some of the best places in the city to celebrate. And though I have yet to find a sandwich as good as the Assorted Cold Cut Sub from the DeRosa Bakery (549 Wilson St.) in Hamilton, Toronto…

Gale’s Snack Bar – 539 Eastern Ave – (416) 364-1300

I have been hearing a lot of buzz these days about the cheap-eats at Gale’s Snack Bar. Seeing that it’s walking distance from work, I decided to check it out recently. Living in the East End of the city for a good percentage of my life, I always saw this place but didn’t really give it much thought. I’m…

The Tulip Steakhouse- 1610 Queen St. East – (416) 469-5797

“Famous for their world-class steaks and all-day breakfasts since 1929,” The Tulip Steakhouse is a Beaches landmark… good for three square meals a day. It would be difficult to find a better all-day breakfast than The Tulip Big Breakfast ($9.95). The decadence of this platter is the stuff of legend. Here we have 3 Eggs,…